I knew there had to be a way to make signs without having to free-paint words! So here is a step by step tutorial to make an antique sign! 👉

For my sign, I grabbed a piece of pallet wood from my garage and painted on a sloppy coat of Fusion Mineral Paint Lily Pond.


Find a Piece of Old Wood

Using Picmonkey.com, you can create the words and image you want to transfer to the sign.


Create Your Sign Template

Once your word art is printed, flip it over and cover the entire wording with chalk. Take a ballpoint pen, and trace each letter on your printed sign.

Transfer Your Printed Text to the Board


The chalk will transfer onto the board, leaving a faint outline.  Use a fine point Sharpie to trace the outer edges of each letter. Then, fill in the letters.

Outline & Fill Your Letters


Give the whole sign a good sanding with some medium-grit sandpaper, and then add some antiquing glaze for added effect.

Give It an Antique Finish